Effects of stratification on surface frontogenesis: warm and cold fronts.

Peter R. Bannon

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Abstract

The role of the ambient stratification in semigeostrophic surface frontogenesis is examined. Model fronts forming in regions of large static stability are weaker, are tilted more toward the horizontal, and propagate more slowly toward the warm air than fronts forming in regions of small static stability. These results are discussed in light of the differences between warm and cold fronts. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2021-2026
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume41
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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In: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 12, 01.01.1984, p. 2021-2026.

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